Courtesy of Stony Brook Athletics
EASTON, Pa. – Despite 200 yards passing from junior Michael Coulter and 104 yards rushing from junior running back Brock Jackolski, Stony Brook’s football team lost to Lafayette 28-21, on Saturday afternoon. Stony Brook (2-4) outgained Lafayette (1-5), 359-303.
Down 28-14 with 1:47 left in regulation, Stony Brook started the final drive of the game on the Lafayette 45. On second and goal from the one, Coulter hit junior Matt Brevi (Tampa, Fla.) for the touchdown.
The ensuing onsides-kick was touched by Lafayette before it went out-of-bounds.
“We played very undisciplined football,” head coach Chuck Priore said. “We didn’t execute and you only can win football games when you’re efficient.”
Lafayette’s second drive ended on the Stony Brook 16 when junior Ryan Haber (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) forced Greg Stripe to fumble. Sophomore Dominick Reyes (Hesperia, Calif.) recovered the ball on 11.
Stony Brook put points on the board on its third drive. Jackolski rushed for 35 yards, including a 22-yard gain, putting the ball on the Lafayette 18. On second-and-seven, junior quarterback Michael Coulter (Yorba Linda, Calif.) bootlegged to his right and found sophomore Chris Fenelon (Bellerose, N.Y.) for the touchdown. It was Fenelon’s first catch and first touchdown of his collegiate career.
Lafayette took a 10-7 lead after Davis Rodriguez hit a 30-yard field goal.
After the Leopards took a 17-7 lead, Jackolski set the Seawolves with good field position, running the ensuing kick-off 40 yards to the Stony Brook 49. SBU advanced the ball inside the Lafayette 35 to the 32, but a holding call put the ball on the 42. A fourth-down pass was incomplete, turning the ball over on downs.
But Stony Brook forced Lafayette to punt and capitalized, going 75 yards in 16 plays for a touchdown. Coulter hit Brevi for 37 yards during the drive before Coulter ran for a 1-yard touchdown.
Lafayette used up over seven minutes on the ensuing drive, but the drive ended after Rodriguez kicked his second field goal of the game, a 29-yard attempt.
Freshman Jawara Dudley (Roosevelt, N.Y.) led Stony Brook with 12 tackles.
Stony Brook continues its two-game road swing at Big South rival Coastal Carolina. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised live on MASN. For more information on all Stony Brook sports, visit GoSeawolves.org.